Matthew Modine has returned to International Creative Management, where he’d been a longtime client until three years ago, when he jumped to the William Morris Agency. At ICM, Modine will be repped by a team of agents led by Ed Limato.
Modine has starred in such films as Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” Robert Altman’s “Short Cuts” and Tom DiCillo’s “The Real Blonde,” as well as highly regarded TV films “What the Deaf Man Heard” and HBO’s “And The Band Played On.”
Modine has also recently wrapped the shoot on his directorial debut, the indie pic “If … Dog … Rabbit,” which he also wrote and exec produced.
The actor will be seen in Abel Ferrara’s “Blackout” and Paul Unwin’s BBC production “The American.”
Modine will stay with his manager, Jason Weinberg & Associates.
Actress, author and talkshow host Ricki Lake has signed with the Gersh Agency. She’ll next be appearing in “Mrs. Murphy Murder Mystery,” a Disney Sunday television movie. She’ll be represented by Bill Butler and Leslie Siebert.
Kyle Chandler, star of CBS drama “Early Edition,” has also signed with the Gersh Agency. He’ll be repped by Leslie Siebert, Bob Gersh and Rhonda Price. He’s managed by Cynthia Pett-Dante at Brillstein-Grey.
Writer-producer-actress Riley Weston has signed with UTA for representation. Weston’s credits include a staff writer post on the new Warner Bros. TV drama “Felicity,” as well as guest acting spots on sitcoms “3rd Rock From the Sun” and “Who’s the Boss?” and lead roles in indie films “Heavy Heart” and “Scraps.” She’s managed by Brad Sexton at Select Artists.
Pam Brady, a comedy writer-producer, has also signed with UTA. She’s currently a co-producer on NBC’s “Just Shoot Me.” Other credits include “The John Larroquette Show.” Brady’s lawyer is Robert Offer.
Elana Barry has joined UTA as an agent in the television literary department. She will handle UTA’s roster of TV writers and producers for both TV and film representation. Barry comes to UTA from Innovative Artists, where she was also a TV literary agent. She began her career in the mailroom at ICM.
Richard McDonough, a Boston-based literary agent, will be moving to California to open a West Coast office in June in Irvine. He reps fiction writers such as John Dufresne, Thomas Lynch and David Savageau.
Rob Gallagher has joined Cyd LeVin & Associates to head a newly formed literary department, repping writers, directors and producers for features and television. Gallagher will also produce and package projects in concert with the inhouse talent department. Prior to joining LeVin, Gallagher was head of literary for Messina Baker, and has agented with Major Clients and APA. He has also served as vice president of development for Ivy Management.
Singer-songwriter Lionel Richie has hired new managers: John Reid of John Reid Enterprises and Melanie Green of Melanie Green Management.
Actor-writer-surfer Matt George, star and co-writer of recent TriStar surfing feature “In God’s Hands,” has signed with the Raw Talent management company, where he’ll be repped by Doug Wald and Glenn Robbins. George was previously a top-ranked competitive surfer and is a former senior editor of Surfing Magazine, and is also co-creator and star of the upcoming NBC surf-themed action drama “Wind on Water.” He’ll continue to be repped by attorney Bob Myman.
Actor Tim Matheson (“A Very Brady Sequel”) has signed with Beth Cannon at B&B Entertainment for management after leaving Connie Tavel Management. Matheson continues to be repped by CAA.
Actress Lisa Rinna (“Melrose Place”) has also signed with B&B Entertainment.
John Goldsmith has joined the Irv Schechter Agency, where he’ll focus on repping writers and artists working in animation and children’s programming. Prior to joining Schechter, Goldsmith was president of Metropolis, an animation management/production company based at Col TriStar. Other agenting jobs include the Gotham Group Talent Agency.